October 22 – Chile’s Constitutional referendum
You may be aware that Chile’s constitutional referendum is coming up this Sunday, October 25. The outcome of the vote will undoubtedly have a consequential impact on the country moving forward and is quite relevant to understanding both Chilean’s hopes for their future as well as their narrative of the past. I know some of you have already been following the debate surrounding this decision, and I want to encourage all of you to become familiar with the positions of both those supporting the approval of the referendum to create a new constitution, as well as those supporting the rejection of the referendum; it will surely be helpful context for when we’re in Santiago together next year. Below are just a couple English language opinion pieces from the last year to represent each side’s claims, and provide a starting point for your own inquiry.
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The Fund for American Studies